Teachers are essential to keeping society running. They not only impart knowledge to the next generation but also provide guidance, motivation, and a safe space to their students. Teachers dedicate their lives to getting to know each student as an individual to comprehend his or her unique needs and to push them to reach their highest potential. And thanks to video conferencing software and the ubiquity of Wi-Fi, it's now possible to combine a love of education with a full-time work-at-home lifestyle or even to teach on the side as a part-time job. As an online teacher, you can provide instruction in a lot of different academic subjects, depending on your background.
Online teaching jobs are ideal for people who have a genuine commitment to education and learning, are independent, and want flexibility. You'll be creating lesson plans, submitting records involving student attendance and performance, and reaching out to students and parents to update them on students' academic progress, while reporting directly to a supervisor or manager.
Monster gives you access to many different online teaching opportunities, including full-time and part-time positions and thousands of other education jobs. If you enjoy working with children, you may also want to add the following positions to your job search:
Online teaching jobs are open to job seekers from many different backgrounds. While some do require a bachelor's or associate degree, others ask for prior experience with tutoring children or comparable childcare experience alone. If you're fluent in a second language such as Mandarin, French, Dutch, Farsi, or German or worked as an English tutor before, you might not need to have any childcare experience to land a job teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) or foreign language courses. It might be a plus to have a children's development certification (CTA) or a valid teaching license, but if you're missing those, you can make up for it with other relevant experience.
No matter what type of online teaching job you land, time management, problem-solving, and communication skills will come in handy along with subject knowledge and a fun and positive attitude. The typical entry&;-level warehouse worker has no formal education credential. To find out more about what you'll need to become a teacher, check out Monster's teaching job description sample.
Before you apply for an online teaching job, make sure your resume is up to date. Mention all your relevant degrees and certifications along with your previous experience with childcare, tutoring, or teaching. Check out our teacher resume sample to find out how to structure your resume, what kind of certifications might be relevant, and how to present your previous teaching experience in the best light. You might also want to consider writing a cover letter to highlight relevant achievements and explain in detail why you're the perfect fit for the offered position.
The interviewing process can be stressful. We've got you! To prepare for your online teaching interview, you might want to look at our interview questions page. We'll help you to review standard interview questions and practice answering them.
Your online teaching salary will vary depending on your education level, work experience, and position. Check out the Monster Salary Guide to find out what your specific teaching position will net you in your area. Across the U.S., an ESL or foreign language teacher makes $22.38 per hour while a teacher assistant makes $13.36 per hour and an elementary school teacher makes a median salary of $43,015 a year.
Are you ready to start your teaching career from the comfort of your own home? Then just click on the online teaching jobs to apply. And before you finish for the day, be sure to build your own profile on Monster. This gives recruiters the chance to connect with you whenever they have an opportunity that they think would be your perfect match.